How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

Our So Great Salvation

“Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so … Continue reading Our So Great Salvation

My Heart is in Heaven

A subdivision of theology is called eschatology. The word is derived from the Greek, eschaton, which refers to the future, or the last things. There should be an interest in eschatology because we are mortal, and must deal with death. We do not like to think about death. We avoid the subject seriously if at … Continue reading My Heart is in Heaven

Seven Trials for the Savior

I do realize that today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday, which honors the moment when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey, prior to being betrayed by His disciple, Judas Iscariot. I do not want to diminish the importance of this event, but I would like to move forward in the narrative, and draw … Continue reading Seven Trials for the Savior

Justified By His Grace

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). In a very brief and very brilliant biography … Continue reading Justified By His Grace

Who is a Christian?

Romans 2:17-29 The single greatest question that a person will ever consider is this: “Am I a Christian?” Eternity itself waits for the answer. If the answer is, “Yes, I am a Christian,” positive consequences will result: a belief in, and a love for Jesus Christ, as both Lord and Savior; the pursuit of holiness … Continue reading Who is a Christian?